Welcome to 2017 at the Wood Islands Welcome Centre!
The Wood Islands Welcome Centre is pleased to welcome Island Gold Honey to our ‘family” of shops here at Wood Islands. Opening day is June 3 and the place looks great! Everyone tells me that they’ve the best honey on the Island; I can hardly wait to try it. I mean, they’re mixing cinnamon and honey; AND chocolate and honey! What’s not to love!
Summer Hours for the Liquor store are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9 – 7 and Sunday, noon until 6.
The 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale is September 23 and 24, 2017. Plug the dates into your smart phone now! Vendors: Time to get in the barn/basement/junk room and do that spring cleaning! Registration forms will not be available until July. Visitors: don’t wait to book accommodation: call 1-800-463-4PEI (4734); they’ll walk you through your options, and they know this area very well. You’ll be in good hands.
The Lady Slipper Express is returning for their second season on June 17. Watch the Lady Slipper Express Facebook page for notice of hours and other details. We look forward to those burger and chippers again real soon!
Tai Chi at Wood Islands: what a good way to bring your physical and mental health together! Treat yourself Tuesday nights: call Kevin or Pat at (902) 962-3164 for more information!
The Wood Islands Commissary and Liquor Store will be open for the season on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. Spring hours are Thursday through Saturday 10 – 6, and Sunday noon to 6, until June 12 when we will go to summer hours: seven days a week; Mondays through Saturdays 9 – 7 and Sundays 10 – 6.
Our Wood Islands Lighthouse, Museum, Gift shop, — and new this year, our “Seconds by the Sea” in the Range Light — will open Monday June 12 except for arranged tours. Call Bev at (902) 962-3463 to see if we can accommodate you or your group.
Audrey at the Wood Islands Administration office can be reached at (902) 962-3761.
Hall rentals can be arranged by calling Audrey on her cell (902) 940-4784.
All retail spaces at the Wood islands Welcome Centre are leased out. If there are any other ideas that you would like to propose (for training, events, community dinners, etc.) please don’t hesitate to contact Audrey. 🙂
New Name . . .
Our Centre has a new name! Formerly known as the “Plough the Waves” Centre, our “Wood Islands Welcome Centre” reflects better our position as the first place visited after arriving by ferry from Nova Scotia.
Our Welcome Centre is home to the Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation — a Not-For-Profit community organization who owns and operates the Welcome Centre including the Wood Islands Lighthouse (tours and gift shop); a community room complete with full kitchen available for your special occasions; and a community Liquor Store Agency. Our new Commissary (in the Liquor Store) offers fresh coffee and some “provisions” you might have left behind such as BBQ, campfire, food, books, or personal items. Pop in to see if we have what you need, or just come for a cup of fresh coffee or tea.
Joining us here at the Welcome Centre is a provincial Visitor Information Centre; an “all-you’ll-ever-need” candy and ice cream store, The Sweet Factory; Lady Slipper Express Café; Island Gold Honey; and Ellis Decker — resident wood worker in the freight shed. We are the Trail Head (Mile 0) of the Confederation (Trans Canada) Trail where you can enjoy a short, tranquil hike (or bike ride) in any season.
Welcome to Wood Islands and to Prince Edward Island — the “Birthplace of Canada!”
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This summer’s book to enjoy! “SALTWATER ROAD, Tales of Travel on the Northumberland Strait” by Marian Bruce is currently for sale at the Wood Islands Agency Liquor Store, at the Wood Islands Lighthouse and on the ferries running between PEI and Nova Scotia. The book is also available in many book stores and other locations around the island as well as being purchased on-line too. Go to: http://projects.upei.ca/isp/saltwater-road/ Island Studies Press